Anker's Sweater - My size
July 26, 2017
September 14, 2017

Anker's Sweater - My size

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Anker's Sweater - My size by PetiteKnit
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
22 stitches
Rowan Softyak DK
7.5 skeins = 1110.0 yards (1015.0 meters), 375 grams

From my blog post: Lately I’ve been completely obsessed with this top-down ribbed-yoke type of sweater. I think they are so flattering, plus I love to knit them and wear them, and love that they are so easily customizable. With only a little bit of math, you can cast on more or less stitches to make the neckline exactly where you want it to sit--cast on less for a higher neck, more for a lower one, then continue with the rib increases until you have the amount of stitches you need for your bust. Since this was going to be more of a cool weather sweater, I wanted the neck to rest a little higher. I cast on less stitches and to compensate, made one more set of ribbed increases before I began the stockinette portion. I thought if it didn’t work out, I didn’t have that much to rip out and re-do, but it came out just as I had hoped and all is good. I also included my typical modifications that I make on most sweaters: added waist shaping and a wee bit of length, plus made the sleeves slimmer and more close fitting. The pattern is called Anker’s Sweater by PetiteKnits and is very well written and easy to follow, makes a darling sweater and is easy to customize for a perfect fit. I’ll make it again--I think it would be beautiful in gray--and I’d also love to make one in cotton for summer with a lower neck and three-quarter length sleeves.

The yarn. The y a r n! I love Softyak DK so so much and have used it quite a few times now. It’s soft and easy in the hand, makes an even stockinette fabric, handles multiple washings well, is well priced with excellent yardage, and finally, there could be no one who could not wear this next to the skin, including a baby. I have a massive love for it and a massive stash to prove it.

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by Rowan
76% Cotton, 15% Yak, 9% Nylon
148 yards / 50 grams

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  1. so soft
  2. great for kids
  3. machine wash
  • Project created: August 2, 2017
  • Finished: September 16, 2017
  • Updated: October 15, 2017
  • Progress updates: 2 updates